Adam Mickiewicz Museum

With the assistance of the Polish and Turkish governments, the Adam Mickiewicz Museum debuted in 1955, the year the poet turned 100. He is regarded as Polish literature's greatest Romantic poet. With a few of his friends, Mickiewicz moved to Istanbul's Beyoglu neighborhood in 1855 to aid the Polish regiment fighting in the Crimean War. He passed away in November after spending his final days here. Then, in 1870, a fire that engulfed the entire Pera region completely destroyed the home. In the same year, Polish aristocrat Jozef Ratynski rebuilt the home, and in 1955, the house was turned into museum.